Friday, September 07, 2012

It's that time again!!

I love Bellariffic Friday!!  But ... this one?  Not so much... it marks the end of my vaaa-caaaaay!!  (yes, that was me crying). 

But what an incredible week it's been.  Love having time off work to relax, regroup and recharge.  For me that's reading and making cards... and doing both to excess.  It fits the budget too - lol.  (Actually the budget probably is the way it is because of what I spend on craft supplies.)

So now I'll stop gabbing and show you my take on today's Bellariffic Sketch Challenge:

Sweet sketch - lots of possibilities.  I used Veronica by Mo Manning from Stamping Bella. She comes as a set with the sentiment... and I chose to use the first part on the front and the rest on the inside.  Love breaking stamps up like that. 

Can you tell I found my stash of pearls?!  Yep, probably a little overboard but does Veronica look like she does anything by halvesNope

As you can tell I paper pieced her dress (and was tempted to make it longer - hee, hee).  I also popped up the gift bag & gift box with foam tape and gave them each a bit of glitter. I also stamped the small present one more time to add to the inside:


Stamping Bella: Veronica by Mo Manning (includes sentiment)

Bella's Bestest paper, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Jillibean (pink) & Creative Imaginations (green)

SB... classic oval, labels 4, classic edges 1 (scallop)
Memory Box...meridian border
MFT... royal roses
Punch... Martha Stewart leaf

E000, 01, 02
R20, 81, 85
E30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 37
YG11, 13, 25

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress spun sugar

sewing machine, adhesive pearls, glitter, foam tape, Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder

Have a lovely Friday everyone.  Don't forget to head over to Bloggabella to check out all the enteries and if you didn't get a chance to enter a card for your chance to win $20 in Bella bucks, then be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win $10 in Bella bucks.  Next week is a theme challenge... "use buttons or bows".  Easy peasy.. I might even add a few pearls... if there's any left by then.  ;)   So... what to do on my last day off... well... I think I'll make a card!!  8)   Till next time, Carla.


Pauline said...

What a fun card, and you ROCKED this sketch. You always see a sketch a different way than I do, you are such an inspiration! Love all your extra details.

Gabriela said...

Love the paper piecing and the popped up shopping bag, Carla. Sensational card!

Susan said...

She sure looks like she is having fun :) I can see why you were tempted to lengthen that little dress too! The pearls! The pearls! Lol! They look good though. Enjoy your last day of vacation :)

Leslie said...

Veronica is one sassy birthday gal! You did a super job - that dress, those gifts and those dies, oh my, you have some gorgeous dies!! So, so pretty and I love how you take your photos with a piece of matching pattern paper behind!!